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  • Mon, August 08, 2022 11:38 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    West to East Cargo Shift Causing Most Ships to Arrive Late at East Coast Ports (gcaptain.com)

    Cargo is shifting to East Coast ports but ships are still parked outside port limits waiting to berth for nearly 10 days. Shanghai to New York rates are still near $10K per box.   Demand is changing. A West Coast port strike is still a possibility until the PMA contract is signed.  EMTC follows Transportation issues.  Contact us if you have questions 

  • Sun, August 07, 2022 6:24 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Supply-chain pressures—which drove inflation during the pandemic—are once again trying to tell us something (msn.com)

    The New York Fed believes that supply chain pressures are easing. Maersk sees fourth quarter as the start to a return to "normalcy.  

  • Fri, August 05, 2022 9:20 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    As East Coast ports take more share of China trade, expect more bottlenecks for supply chain (msn.com)

    The wait time in Savannah is 13 days. The wait time in Los Angeles is 6 days. China wait time is 1 day.   Automation is one of the sticking points in West Coast labor negotiations.  

  • Thu, August 04, 2022 3:37 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    The Details of Shopify's Massive Q2 2022 Loss - Practical Ecommerce

    Shopify released on July 27 disappointing second-quarter financial results, announced a 10% staff reduction and permanent remote work for most of its employees.   

  • Thu, August 04, 2022 9:17 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    China Retaliates Against Taiwan After Pelosi Visit: What It Means For Semiconductors, Other Key Sectors (msn.com)

    China has imposed commercial sanctions on Taiwan following Speaker Pelosi's visit.  The sanctions may affect global supply chains, particularly semiconductor dependent products.   EMTC commented on teh USTR proposal for trade with Taiwan.  You can read our comments.  

  • Mon, August 01, 2022 1:59 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Recent economic data have been the Fed's 'worst nightmare,' economist says (msn.com)

    Yahoo Finance provides a perspective on the recent economic data being released.  EMTC seeks to provide multiple sources of information to help small businesses develop strategies for their businesses. 

  • Mon, August 01, 2022 10:11 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    CBO Director Discusses Inflation, Interest Costs, New Reconciliation Proposal, and America’s Unsustainable Debt (pgpf.org)

    CBO is scoring the recent legislative proposals and the current economic environment .  Thanks to the Peterson Foundation for this article and information

  • Wed, July 27, 2022 3:33 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Senate passes Chips and Science Act, a 'historic' investment in U.S. innovation and tech – GeekWire

    This 1,000 page bill authorizes $250Billion of spending of which $50Billion is for chip production.  Another significant portion is for STEM research and education.  Note that it authorizes a supply chain database.  EMTC members will be receiving more information and analysis on the contents of this bill. 

  • Mon, July 25, 2022 1:32 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Small businesses are hit hardest by economic events such as recession and inflation.  Some experts forecast inflation to drop by 1-2 points from 9.1% to 7.5-8%.  The potential for recession is also under discussion as news outlets report that companies are canceling job offers and/or cutting jobs.  GDP data is due out this week.

    The top economist who knew inflation would be a disaster says get ready for a bumpy recession ride: ‘Soft landings represent a kind of triumph of hope over experience.’ (msn.com) 

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